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MAHAMED AND JUDD TAKE THE TAPE AT TEARDROP LAKES The second of five British Athletics Cross Challenge meetings for 2017/18 saw Jess Judd (Mick Judd, Chelmsford) and Mahamed Mahamed (Peter Haynes, Southampton AC) claim thrilling victories in their respective senior races at Teardrop Lakes in
British Athletics has today announced that 112 athletes have been offered membership to the World Class Programme (WCP) for 2017/2018. The World Class Programme is UK Sport’s National Lottery funded initiative to support the delivery of success at the world’s most significant sporting events.
Carmelita Jeter at the London 2012 Olympic games. Carmelita Jeter, the second-fastest woman in history, has officially retired from competing in track and field. Jeter, 37, is the fastest woman alive. Her 100m personal best, 10.64 seconds set in Shanghai in 2009, is second only to Florence
Team England selections for Commonwealth Games Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Greg Rutherford and Dina Asher-Smith are among the 75 names announced for Team England’s athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team, which consists of England’s top athletes, ...
Should athletes be microchipped? The hunt to stop drug cheats in sport has been stepped up today with Mike Miller, the chief executive of the World Olympians Association, suggestion that all athletes should be microchipped. At the Westminster Media Forum on integrity and duty of care in ...
Gene doping to be added to Wada ban list.... From 2018 The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be extending the laws on Gene doping. “Gene Editing” will now be included to the WADA list because of the performance enhancing properties and potential benefits it has to a sportsperson.
Seb Coe says athletes should show more personality to help "take the sport beyond the stadium" Pop-up running tracks in football stadiums, city franchises and athlete auctions are among the "radical" moves athletics must consider to enhance its appeal, says IAAF president Lord Coe. Coe was ...
Galen Rupp enjoyed a superb victory at the Chicago Marathon Alberto Salazar, chief coach at the Nike Oregon Project (NOP), has denied reading all of the leaked US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) report into activities there following his athlete Galen Rupp winning the Chicago Marathon yesterday.
Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba beat the defending champion when she won the 40th edition of the Chicago Marathon that was held on Sunday (8) in Chicago,Illinois. Dibab who finished runner-up behind Mary Keitany in this year’s London Marathon in a time of 2:17.56, which made her the third fastest
United States Galen Rupp was the surprise winner at the 40th edition of the Chicago Marathon that was held on Sunday (8) in Chicago,Illinois. Rupp had earlier said he wanted to end the longest U.S. victory drought in Chicago Marathon history thrashed the defending champion Abel Kirui of Kenya
'They have to have an opinion and dominate a room... it's important!' Says Coe. Sprinter Usain Bolt's retirement has left a gaping hole in the sport's popularity. Sebastian Coe insists athletes have to recognise they are in the entertainment business and start displaying a personality if they
Sports Minister Olivia Grange with a maquette of Usain Bolt statue at the Spanish Court Hotel in June.. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia 'Babsy' Grange, has announced that the unveiling of the statue of Usain Bolt will take place on Friday, October 13, at the ...
The 2018 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS timetable has been released by the IAAF today. The event takes place in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Birmingham in March in the newly refurbish National Indoor Arena. THUR - EVENING SESSION - 1ST MARCH 2018 TIMESEXEVENTROUND ...
Wayde van Niekerk levelling up on his legacy.. Wayde van Niekerk, the world record holder in the 400m, will focus on the sprint distances in 2018. The Citizen reported that Van Niekerk confirmed this news at the launch of a T-Systems documentary on his life. Van Niekerk had previously
Usain Bolt faced off for a spontaneous race against a young woman in Munich Usain Bolt continued to make the most of his retirement as the Jamaican sprint king enjoyed himself at the Oktoberfest beer festival in Bavaria. And while out in the Bavarian capital of Munich, he took part in a ...
Jenny Meadows has spent 2017 pacemaking the world's best athletes They stand on the same start line, but they have no rivals. No winning or losing; no euphoric highs or crushing lows. To most viewers they scarcely exist beyond a commentator noting the moment their involvement ends and the race
The north London athlete opens-up to Joel Campbell from The Voice Newspaper. BRITISH ATHLETE Desiree Henry had to make a decision to have an operation on both knees in an attempt to put right a condition which has affected the sprinter for past three years. Henry, 22, told Joel that she ...
The story of Oscar Pistorius ' meteoric rise to fame and sudden demise after he was jailed for murdering his girlfriend is to be told in an upcoming film. In the first trailer for Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer the TV movie shows the athlete shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in ...
Kenya's John Lotiang won the men's race at the Cardiff Half Marathon, beating defending champion Shadrack Kimining in a course record of one hour 47 seconds. Kipkemboi Kiprono completed a Kenyan 1-2-3, with Wales' Dewi Griffiths fourth in a personal best time of 1:01.31. Edith Chelimo also
Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has spoken of how she self-harmed as she struggled to overcome injuries she thought would end her career. Dame Kelly, who lives in Kent, won gold in the 800m and 1,500m competitions in Athens in 2004. She said just a year earlier she was "cutting" herself
A payment made by the senior vice-president of athletics' world governing body to its banned former treasurer is under investigation. Sergey Bubka made a $45,000 (£33,400) payment to Valentin Balakhnichev, according to French newspaper Le Monde. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is to look
'Big Shapes' is not a tune that you will find on any motivational playlist. "It's like bam, bam, bam, bam, bam," explains CJ Ujah, recreating an urgent, staccato beat. "It builds to this crescendo." But it plays only in Ujah's head, having been planted there by his coach Stuart McMillan.
She is not yet sure of the exact date, but sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser- Pryce is targeting next month for her return to training after taking a break to have her first child. “I know I am resuming training next month; not sure when will be the exact time, but I know its next month,” a ...
The world’s greatest distance runner Sir Mo Farah announced today that he will return to the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2018. Farah retired from track competition this summer with an historic record of 10 global gold medals at World and Olympic Games over 5,000m and 10,000m. Now he wants
JONNIE PEACOCK overcame illness to win in the Great North CityGames on Gateshead quayside, on a day when World Athletics Championship medallist Dina Asher Smith shone on her victory lap at the free to spectate athletics event. Peacock had to delay his travel to the North-East after becoming
David Oliver, perhaps the most consistent U.S. hurdler of the last decade, ends his track and field career with a unique, and shorter than expected, Olympic history. Oliver, at 35, has retired, his agent, Daniel Wessfeldt, said by email Wednesday. Earlier, Oliver was announced as the ...
When Kori Carter wanted to improve her speed, she left her native California for the land of horse racing. Carter, now 25, grew up in Claremont, California, which is near Los Angeles, and then went to college at Stanford, ending her career there in 2013 with an NCAA title and collegiate ...
Having retired from track and field a few weeks back, AP caught up with Usain Bolt who predicts his world records in the 100m and 200m will last “at least” 15 to 20 years. Bolt who set the 100m and 200m World records in Berlin, Germany in 2009 said “I think (they’re) going to last a while. I
Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock will face rival Richard Browne in the T44 100m at the Great North CityGames in Newcastle on Saturday. American Browne missed the 2016 Paralympic Games and 2017 IPC World Championships because of injury. It will be Peacock's last race before he takes
The IAAF Diamond League final shot put took place a day before the main meeting at the Place de la Monnaie in the centre of Brussels – and Darrell Hill of the United States hit the jackpot with a last round effort of 22.44m, almost a metre over his personal best, to take the Diamond Trophy and ...
A first year back for Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov since his country was banned from competing internationally in November 2015 has seen him face a number of huge battles in what has been a “really hard season”. Having to relinquish his world title from Beijing in 2015 after finishing 2nd
Ruth Jebet threatened her own world record in the 3000m steeplechase at the Weltklasse Zurich, the first of two 2017 IAAF Diamond League finals.
Vincent Francis, known to Jamaicans and indeed the rest of the world as Stephen Francis, is slowly becoming the Angelo Dundee of track and field. Like the legendary American boxing trainer, Francis has that amazing ability to turn ordinary athletes into world stars at his MVP (Maximising Power and
It was the ever familiar sight that we will never see in Britain again. Mo Farah for the umpteenth time almost effortlessly switching on the gas in the home straight to leave those hoping to scupper his British farewell mercilessly in his wake. But as he crossed the line with his vintage
Britain’s long distance legend Sir Mo Farah signed off an incredible track career on British soil with a win in the 3000m race at the Birmingham Grand Prix. Farah’s vintage late kick was once again too much for Spain’s Adel Mechaal to handle, as a jubilant Birmingham crowd roared Farah on to
Victor Conte says he suspects that Usain Bolt and the Jamaican Olympic track team used illegal PEDs, based on the dramatic improvement in race results and stories he’s heard from those close to the team. He goes on to explains how he believes the IOC’s lenient whereabouts policy allows Olympic ...
The sight of an athlete in tears on a podium is not a rare one in sport. But Tianna Bartoletta has said the World Championship long jump bronze that she won in London was so much more than a medal. In an emotional social media post, made just hours after the final, Bartoletta revealed that
Sir Mo Farah wants to be known as “Mohamed” when he starts the next chapter of his career. The 34-year-old claimed a silver medal in his last track championship race in London, finishing behind Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris in the 5,000 metres on Saturday night. Farah is now switching his focus to
As Usain Bolt performed his final lap of honour, illuminated by thousands of flashbulbs and with the scent of fireworks hanging in the air, he paused at the start mark of both the 200m and 100m and crouched down, eyes beginning to moisten. “I was saying goodbye to the fans and saying goodbye
Usain Bolt's career on the track ended in disappointment on Saturday, as the athletics star pulled up with an injury during the 4x100-meters final at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Great Britain took the gold medal with a time of 37.47 seconds. Bolt was already chasing the ...
It was drama all the way in a gripping women’s long jump final, with three different leaders in the opening three rounds and a shift in the medal positions in the last two rounds. When the dust settled, Brittney Reece was left standing as a four-time world long jump champion, matching a feat ...
Botswana's Isaac Makwala was denied access to the London Stadium by the IAAF, the governing body, who claimed he had the symptoms of the contagious norovirus. Makwala was livid. 'They said: "No, you can't run because you are sick". I think maybe this is sabotage,' he told ITV. Van Niekerk was
Wayde van Niekerk said he felt upset and disrespected by his rival Isaac Makwala who suggested he was part of a conspiracy that saw the Botswana athlete excluded from the 400m final. The usually calm Van Niekerk was visibly tearful and angry, speaking after taking 200m silver behind the shock
Sprint legend Michael Johnson sensationally claimed athletics chiefs blocked Wayde van Niekerk's rival in the 400m final as they wanted the South African superstar to win. Botswana's Isaac Makwala was denied access to the London Stadium by the IAAF, the governing body, who claimed he had the
Wayde van Niekerk underlined his status as one of the most extraordinary athletes currently operating in track and field as he successfully defended his world 400m title here without any of his talented rivals ever looking remotely likely to challenge him. In claiming gold in 43.98, the ...
In the press conference for the 1500m womens Caster Semenya was addressed by the media regarding the IAAF's proposal for the female DNA to be looked at and changed.
Criticism of Justin Gatlin's 100m triumph by IAAF president Lord Coe was "inhumane", says the athlete's agent. Gatlin, 35, who has served two doping bans, was booed before and after Saturday's World Championship final at London Stadium, and when he was presented with his medal. Lord Coe then
Laura Muir came agonisingly close to winning her first global medal, finishing fourth in the final of the women’s 1500m at the London 2017 World Championships. With South African 800m specialist Caster Semenya in the field as well as Kenya’s Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, Muir was taking no
A terrible start prevented Usain Bolt from providing a perfect finish to his stellar individual sprinting career on a night when his perennial rival Justin Gatlin, five years his senior at 35, came through to win.
A terrible start prevented Usain Bolt from providing a perfect finish to his stellar individual sprinting career on a night when his perennial rival Justin Gatlin, five years his senior at 35, came through to win. The 30-year-old Jamaican, seeking to add a final global 100m gold to his ...
The Kenyans and Ugandans threw everything at Mo Farah over the first nine kilometres of the 10,000m final but the reigning champion still found himself in the position where he is at his most dangerous and virtually unbeatable: at the front with 800m remaining. While the Kenyans made it a hard
Olympic 100m hurdles champion Brianna Rollins is banned for the entire 2017 track season for what she said was confusion regarding a computer system. Rollins accepted full responsibility for her mistakes in a statement Thursday. She said the one-year ban, backdated to Dec. 19, was “as a result
Justin Gatlin has become increasingly irritated at being labelled the dope cheat contrasting with Usain Bolt's superhero image in the sprinting world, but he can set that aside by spoiling the latter's farewell at the World Athletics Championships. The 35-year-old American — who last year ...
Oscar Pistorius has been released from hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, after being rushed in following fears he had suffered a heart attack in prison. The disgraced Paralympian, a double amputee who won six Paralympic gold medals to earn the nickname ‘Blade Runner’, was taken to Kalafong
Dwain Chambers has beaten Usain Bolt to the finishing line. The only sprinter to run under ten seconds in three different decades is hanging up his spikes on the eve of the World Championships. When the bunting comes down a man synonymous with the dark side of athletics wants to be the warning ...
Usain Bolt says athletes who dope must "stop or the sport will die" as he prepares to race for the final time in his illustrious career. Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion and icon of world sport, will retire after this month's World Championships. The Jamaican, 30, will run in the 100m
As Justin Gatlin prepares to meet Usain Bolt for the 10th time in their 100 meters rivalry, the American says he is feeling like the old Justin when he too was an Olympic and world champion.
Sports stars always want to be remembered as the greatest in their game. This week, though, Usain Bolt prepares not just to run for gold in the final race of his career: he also stars in what might just be the greatest sporting documentary of all time. As soon as it leaves the blocks, I Am ...
After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues. The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern ...
Adam Gemili has revealed his frustration at being overlooked for a 200m spot on Great Britain’s world championship team and claims selectors effectively forced him to compete at the trials, risking aggravating an injury. A three-times European gold medallist, Gemili missed out on Olympic
The IAAF World Championships London 2017 will rightfully see the reallocation of a number of world championship medals including two golds. These upgrades follow the disqualification of the results of the original medallists after their sanction for anti-doping rule violations. The elevation
British Athletics also confirmed that, reigning long jump world champion, Greg Rutherford has been forced to withdraw from the squad after failing to recover from an ankle ligament injury. “In the last few days I have had to accept an unfortunate reality. I did everything I could, but a string
Eilidh Doyle has been selected as Team Captain for next month’s IAAF World Championships in London, after a vote by fellow members of the British Athletics team. The extraordinary honour has been delivered following a poll of all 78 members of the British Athletics team and comes after the
Racing for just the fifth time this year, Georgie Hermitage broke her own world record as she retained her T37 400m title, while Hannah Cockroft re-wrote the history books as she pushed to her third gold of these championships to become Britain’s most successful athlete at a World Para Athletics
Usain Bolt’s management have refuted suggestions that the Jamaican had Canada’s Andre De Grasse “booted out” of tomorrow’s Monaco Diamond League 100m race after reports that the eight-time Olympic champion was running scared of his younger rival. De Grasse, who won silver and bronze behind
Canadians anxious for a world championships preview pitting an improved Andre De Grasse and world-record holder Usain Bolt in the 100 metres at Monaco on Friday will be disappointed. De Grasse and Bolt will be at the final Diamond League meet before worlds, but competing in separate events —
The British team were back in the medals on day six of the World Para Athletics Championships as Maria Lyle and Sammi Kinghorn won marvellous bronze medals. Lyle backed her 200m bronze with another tonight in the T35 100m. The 17 year-old got a lightning start and put herself in podium ...
It was another golden night at the London Stadium as Sophie Kamlish sealed a remarkable first world title in the T44 100m as Hannah Cockroft increased her tally of world medals to a staggering nine with the T34 400m title. Two bronzes for Kare Adenegan and Richard Whitehead increased the ...
After playing spectator to a host of British gold medals over the past three days, Olivia Breen claimed one all of her own in this morning’s session at the World Para Athletics Championships in London. Clearly intent on leaving her mark on the championships, Breen dominated proceedings in ...
On what he described as an ‘absolutely incredible’ night inside the London Stadium, Jonnie Peacoc claimed back his T44 100m world title in magnificent style on evening three of the World Para Athletics Championships. Arguably the most anticipated race of the championships, Peacock settled
Throwing in the event in which he won Paralympic gold back at London 2012, Aled Davies added a third F42 Discus title to those won in 2013 and 2015 with a championship record at the World Para Athletics Championships in London this morning. Courtesy of a second round best of 51.54m in what
The British Athletics para team hosted a ‘Super Saturday’ all of their own at the World Para Athletics Championships this evening as Richard Whitehead (coach: Keith Antoine), Sophie Hahn (Joe McDonnell), Hollie Arnold (David Parker) and Sammi Kinghorn (Ian Mirfin) all struck gold for the team ...
It was a golden moment for Stef Reid (coach: Aston Moore) as she secured her first ever world title in the T44 long jump in front of the adoring home crowd at the London Stadium. The Paralympic silver medallist leaped her furthest distance in round three, a 5.40m jump which laid down the
Back in the stadium where she made her name back in 2012, Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks) pushed to a memorable eighth world championship gold in a world record time of 17.18 (0.0) in the T34 100m at the opening session of the World Para Championships London 2017. In fine form this season
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah (coach: Alberto Salazar) has announced a final chance for British fans to see him compete on the track at the Müller Grand Prix Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Farah, one of Britain’s sporting legends, will receive a hero’s send-off from his legions of
Olympic and world medallists from around the globe confident of producing outstanding performances at the London Stadium The stars of international athletics are predicting outstanding performances at the Müller Anniversary Games in London tomorrow (Sunday 9 July). The London Stadium in ...
Labouring down the back straight in eighth at the 2016 British Championships, a place in the London World Championships the very next year seemed almost unfathomable for a deflated Jessica Judd. The now 22-year-old was dubbed a teenage prodigy in her early years, but suffered a tough period on
An eighth consecutive victory and national record for Tom Bosworth in the British Championships 5000m race-walk showed hugely positive signs, not just for the Olympic finalist but for race-walking in general.
After some highly mixed individual seasons for Great Britain’s record breaking relay team, they have built up much needed steam ahead of Sunday’s Anniversary Games. The event sees three of the Olympic bronze medallists take on the 100m event, which for 200m finalist at the games Dina ...
Wayde van Niekerk has cruised to victory in a 400m race at the eighth leg of the Diamond League Series in Lausanne, Switzerland. Van Niekerk, who stopped the clock in 43.62 seconds, did not have everything his own way initially and found himself in second place behind Baboloki Thebe of
Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) broke two minutes for the first time in her career over 800m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting. After a spell on the side-lines with a minor foot injury, Muir was in action for the first time since the end of May, and proved she is back to her best, if not
New research has been published today in support of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) currently suspended Hyperandrogenism Regulations. On 27 July 2015 in a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) case between the Indian athlete Dutee Chand and the Athletics
A dramatic men’s 200m final at the British Championships saw Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake edge to victory with a new championship record of 20.18, as Olympic finalist Adam Gemili’s challenge was heartbreakingly halted through injury. The LSU student battled hard to just hold off Daniel Talbot and
Last year’s bronze medallist Reece Prescod sent shockwaves throughout the Alexandra Stadium in Birmingham as he clinched victory in the 100m final to book his place at the London World Championships. The 21-year-old saw off European Gold medallists James Dasaolu and Harry Akines-Aryeetey with
With another home championships on the horizon the stakes are set to be high in Birmingham this weekend to represent GB. GB Track and field stars will be heading to Birmingham this weekend to battle it out for a place to be on the GB team at the London 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Free from the shackles of injury she bore at the 2016 Rio Olympics, British Long Jumper Lorraine Ugen’s World Championship campaign should prove to be no leap of faith. A British Outdoor Championship gold, European Indoor Silver and a new 6.97 metres indoor personal best has seen the British
Wayde van Niekerk broke another Michael Johnson record, running the fastest-ever 300m in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday.
Asafa Powell has submitted a request for a medical exemption from last weekend's National Championships which would allow him to be considered for selection for the national team to the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Athletics in London. Powell, 34,
Despite seeing many changes throughout his short athletics career, a lot has still stayed the same for Ojie Edoburun.
There are very few cases, especially in sport, when being compared to tumbleweed can be a positive reflection of an athlete’s high sporting pedigree. However, when the tumbleweed in question contains numerous world class athletes relentlessly gathering major medals and records, Olympic bronze
A round-up of the latest action at the Jamaican and US Championships in Kingston and Sacramento Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson was among the winners at the Jamaican Championships and world trials in Kingston on Friday, while Kendra Harrison was another with a world-leading ...
Tyson Gay isn’t really ready to race again. Not now, not yet, just eight months after his 15-year-old daughter was killed by a stray bullet from a shootout in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jamaica's Olympic 100m and 200m sprint champion Elaine Thompson will not attempt the double at the London World Championships after she was entered for only the 100m at the National Senior Championships which begins today inside the National Stadium. Thompson, who has an automatic spot in ...
The hunt for places on Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London begins today at the National Stadium. General secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, declared yesterday that all is in place for the four-day meet. "After several
Britain’s newest boxing stars Lawrence Okolie, Reece Bellotti and Charlie Edwards trained hundreds of young boxers in West London yesterday to raise money to help the victims Grenfell Tower fire which happened last week. The boxers and trainers held boxing training session as collection
Maria Lasitskene underlined her position as overwhelming favourite to retain the world high jump title this summer as she produced her fifth jump this season of 2.00m or higher – easily enough to earn maximum IAAF Diamond League points in Stockholm at the Bauhaus Galan on Sunday (18).
British Athletics today announced 32 athletes in the first wave of selections for the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy on July 20-23, with a 20-strong team also selected for the Mannheim International in Germany on July 1-2. Europe’s top ranked junior this year over the
Andre De Grasse took advantage of a huge following wind in Stockholm at the sixth IAAF Diamond League meeting of the season to run a faster 100m than he has ever previously managed, his 9.69 comfortably topping this year’s world list, albeit annulled for record purposes by the 4.8m/s of wind ...
UNDER the strong guidance of Jessica Ennis-Hill’s former coach Toni Minichiello, 19-year-old Alicia Barrett has remained one of, if not the most promising 100m hurdles prospect Britain has to offer.
An additional 60,000 tickets will be available across the whole IAAF World Championships, including most popular 100m finals sessions and opening night. Additional tickets for all IAAF World Championships London 2017 sessions are to go on sale on Thursday June 15 at 10:00 to mark the 50 days
NOT SINCE Carolina Kluft set the European heptathlon record of 7032 in 2007 has any woman touched the 7000-point barrier but that gap was bridged in Gotzis last month by Belgium’s Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam in one of the greatest heptathlon competitions of all-time. Thiam
Usain Bolt has cautioned Canadian young gun Andre De Grasse to temper his expectations of dethroning him at the world championships in London in August.
Power was on display everywhere you looked at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome on Thursday night (8). Whether in the booming right arm of Thomas Röhler, the elastic spring of pole vaulter Katerini Stefanidi or the supreme pace of sprinters Dafne Schippers, Andre De Grasse and Chinjindu
Britain’s greatest ever distance runner to fine-tune in London Stadium ahead of double world title defence bid Mo Farah has announced a final chance for fans to see him compete at the home of his famous ‘double gold’ triumph of London 2012. With both of Farah’s sessions at
Hannah Cockroft (coach: Jenni Banks) completed a clean-sweep of world records in the T34 events, after lowering the 1500m best with a scintillating performance in Nottwil on the second day of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix. In her first 1500m race since 2014, Cockroft pushed magnificently
How do you replace Usain Bolt? In a sport despoiled by drugs and deceit he achieved the remarkable by making people want to believe. He did it using freakish athleticism and slacker cool, Barnum, Bailey and Bolt, the greatest showboat we had seen since Muhammad Ali. Now he is set to leave the ...
The Great Manchester Run will go ahead on Sunday following talks over security after the Manchester Arena attack. Europe's largest 10km run had more than 35,000 runners last year and there will also be a half-marathon this time. "Manchester is a truly resilient city and we look forward to ...
The eighth episode of the current season of IAAF Inside Athletics features an exclusive interview with double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson. After her runner-up finish in an epic 200m showdown with Dafne Schippers at the 2015 World Championships, the 24-year-old Jamaican has become
Eight men with sub-10 second lifetime bests will line up for the start of the 100m at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene on 27 May, the third stop of the 2017 IAAF Diamond League series. Each 100m race at the meeting since 2011 has been clocked at 9.90 or faster, making it one of the showcase
The World Championships medals that will be won in London this summer have been revealed, with a shape based on the curves of an athletics track. Symbols of every event feature on the design, while the London skyline is included with Tower Bridge, the London Eye, the Shard and Big Ben. The
MONTREAL -- Russia's anti-doping agency is ready to take its first toddling steps back to credibility later this month. So said the World Anti-Doping Agency's Foundation Board, which lengthened RUSADA's leash slightly Thursday without unclipping it. RUSADA, whose role in a corrupt system was
Five world-class British sprinters are expected to be the main contenders for three places at this summer’s World Championships in London The men’s 200m will be the most hotly contested event of the British Athletics Team Trials at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham from 1-2
Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set the fastest time in the world this year when she won the women's 100 metres at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The Jamaican left the rest of a quality field in her wake to finish in a time of 10.78 seconds, almost
Great Britain's Adam Gemili claimed third place in men's 200m at the Diamond League event in Shanghai. Shona Malcolm, Dr Margaret Werrett, Dave Jessett, Jon Mason and Alison Jordan will be amongst more than 200 technical officials involved in delivering the championships. American Noah ...
Five UK officials have been appointed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to officiate at the World Para Athletics Championships taking place in July in the London Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Shona Malcolm, Dr Margaret Werrett, Dave Jessett, Jon Mason and Alison
There was a time when Paula Radcliffe would have been high on the list of athletes I most admired. Around the turn of the century she ran with a red ribbon on her vest, expressing opposition to doping and her frustration at authorities not doing enough. How could you not cheer when Radcliffe
At London's World Championships this August, Usain Bolt will run the final race of his golden career. Steve Cram travelled to Kingston, Jamaica, to speak exclusively to Bolt about his hopes for the summer and what the future holds when he finally steps off the track. Bolt's retirement
A 90-metre javelin throw at any stage of the season is noteworthy. But a 93.90m throw on a season’s debut suggests Thomas Rohler could be set for an incredible year.
The latest names for the Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester have been announced, as street level athletics returns to the city centre. The Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester will take place on the evening of Friday 26 May on the purpose-built sprint track on Deansgate and in a pop-up athletics ...
KIM COLLINS will return to the Arcadis Great CityGames Manchester as the favourite rather than the underdog after his against-all-odds victory on Deansgate a year ago. The St Kitts and Nevis veteran shocked the crowds in Manchester and on BBC Sport last year as the then-40-year-old
It was like the Olympics had landed at Aspire Academy earlier this morning! Students of the Academy were given the rare opportunity to learn and train with some of the world’s best athletes who inspired progression and adding to skill sets.
KENYA'S MARY KEITANY took 41 seconds off the women’s-only world record* at the Virgin Money London Marathon, running 2:17:01 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (23). In an incredible display of front-running, the 2009 world half marathon champion set off on her own with just a
RETIRED Jamaica-born high jumper Germaine Mason has died in an early morning motorcycle crash along the Palisadoes main road in Kingston.
THE IAAF DOPING Review Board has agreed that the applications of seven Russians have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended. The Doping
Well according to Paula Radcliff it should. After London Marathon winner Jemima Sumgong had tested positive for EPO in an out of competition test, Radcliffe spent no time in voicing her opinion to BBC Radio 5 live. Radcliff said "I do advocate making doping a criminal offence so that you can
DOUBLE PARALYMPIC 100m champion Jonnie Peacock has joined forces with the organisers of London 2017 to urge the British public to support the nation’s top para athletes at this summer’s World Para Athletics Championships 14 – 23 July. Peacock, who famously was forced to
AMERICA'S first Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 400-meter hurdles returns to the Prefontaine Classic in the meet’s best-ever field in the event. The superb collection includes not only every Olympic medalist from Rio, but also the two-time defending World Champion and the reigning
THE TWO BEST triple jumpers in the world—Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye—will go head-to-head at the Prefontaine Classic in a stellar field that includes all three medalists from the Rio Olympic Games. Christian Taylor, still only 26, is a major draw to the sport and the
  Doha, Qatar: With the Doha 2017 Diamond League now less than 6-weeks away, some of athletics’ biggest female stars have been added to the world-class line up of Olympic and World Champions that will open their outdoor seasons in Doha. Tickets are on sale now at
THE VIRGIN MONEY London Marathon is the world’s largest one-day fundraising event and more than 75 per cent of the 39,000+ runners will be raising money for charity on Sunday 23 April, adding to the incredible total of £830+ million raised in the first 36 years of the event. Behind
On the eve of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, some of the world’s top middle and long distance runners joined IAAF President Sebastian Coe, dignitaries from the Local Organising Committee and IAAF Ambassadors Tegla Loroupe and Paul Tergat at the pre-event press ...
LONDON -- International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe and members of the British Lionhearts and Italia Thunder boxing teams were among those caught up in a terrorist attack in Westminster here today, where five people have died and at least 40 injured. ...
ACCORDING TO IAAF Legendary sprinter Kim Collins will join Usain Bolt in retiring from the sport at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 Collins, the 2003 world 100m champion, has enjoyed a distinguished career competing for St Kitts & Nevis for more than 20 years, but will call time
BRITISH ATHLETICS today sent a strong signal of intent by selecting its first choice relay squads for the IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas on 22-23 April 2017. Brimming with talent, the squads include nine Olympic relay medallists, 10 World Championship relay medallists and 15 European relay
BRITISH ATHLETICS have today announced a 16-strong team ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda on Sunday 26 March 2017. Consisting of four athletes, the senior women’s team is headed up by the experienced Claire Duck (coach: Mike Baxter), with English ...
TICKETS HAVE returned to sale today (8 March) for both the World Para Athletics Championships (14-23 July) and the IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) with availability once more within all sessions. Organisers have also increased the availability of the massively popular ...
TWO-TIME European indoor champion Laura Muir has sparked a huge rush for tickets for this summer’s IAAF World Championships London 2017 (04-13 August) following her stunning double gold medal win in Belgrade. Muir pulled off the performances of the European Indoor Championships in Serbia
ANDY POZZI (coach: Benke Blomkvist) struck European Indoor gold in superb fashion to win British Athletics’ first medal of the 2017 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia. Heading into the final as the gold medal favourite and with the fastest time this year under his belt,
LED BY superb gold medals from Laura Muir (coach: Andy Young) and Asha Philip (Steve Fudge) over 3000m and 60m respectively, the British Athletics team ended the third and final day of the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia with 10 medals - an equal best tally at the championships





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